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Aug 29, 2011 9:08:05 AM - itnnews.lk

The Elections Secretariat has begun issuing preference numbers  to the candidates contesting the Local Government Elections.

Elections are slated to be conducted on the 8th of October for 17 Municipal Councils including the Colombo Municipal Council, an Urban Council and five Pradeshiya Sabhas.  The Elections Secretariat said that preference numbers of the candidates contesting the polls were now being issued.  It is being carried out via the District Returning Officers.  The Preference numbers are being intimated to the Party or the Group Leader.  Candidates from 18 recognized political parties and 143 Independent Groups are in the fray.